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Exotic Birds And Fruit
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
One of Procol's finest.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Die hard Procol Harum fans never got over Robyn Trower's departure. They would bemoan his loss and turn a closed ear to subsequent recordings. The truth of the matter is, that Procol continued to make outstanding records well after Trower left the band. In fact, as a whole, the post-Trower albums were more consistent and stronger than those recordings made prior. This disc, Exotic Birds and Fruit, is one of the two best discs recorded by P.H. in this period(The other being Grand Hotel). There is not a weak song on the disc. The production and musicianship are outstanding and equally creative. This is a stellar band at it's peak as a collaborative ensemble. Highly Recommended.....Simon"
A strong effort by Procol Harum
Steven R. Seim | 06/18/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Where this disc is not of the same standard as that of Grand Hotel and Exotic Birds and Fruit, it is still a strong effort in it's own right. Lieber and Stoller assume the production responsibilities from Chris Thomas and do a fine job. In fact the production sounds not unlike the previous disc, Exotic Birds and Fruit. There are two covers, which is not typical of Procol. One, I Keep Forgetting, is written by the producers and comes off quite nicely. The other, a cover of the Beatles'Eight Days a Week, is dreadful and is in fact the only weak cut on the disc. Then again, how often do you hear a good cover of a Beatle song? Highly recommended...Simon."
A Great Unknown Album
Steven R. Seim | Beaver Dam, WI United States | 07/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Procol Harum dropped off the musical radar screen after 1970, but "Exotic Birds & Fruit" is actually one of their strongest recordings. "As Strong As Samson," in particular, is one of the most beautiful rock songs I have ever heard, with a haunting organ riff that easily rivals "Whiter Shade of Pale." It is, in short, Procol's last masterpiece."